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Riverbed Technology Incorporated Stock Upgraded (RVBD)

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Riverbed Technology Incorporated (Nasdaq:RVBD) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • RVBD's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 14.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 16.5%. This growth in revenue appears to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, improving the earnings per share.
  • RVBD has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, RVBD has a quick ratio of 2.29, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY INC increased its bottom line by earning $0.39 versus $0.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.96 versus $0.39).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Communications Equipment industry. The net income increased by 60.7% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $11.28 million to $18.13 million.
  • The gross profit margin for RIVERBED TECHNOLOGY INC is currently very high, coming in at 79.80%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, RVBD's net profit margin of 9.10% significantly trails the industry average.
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Riverbed Technology, Inc. provides solutions to the fundamental problems associated with information technology performance across wide area networks (WANs) in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 61.8, above the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 60.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Riverbed Technology has a market cap of $3.63 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are unchanged year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

You can view the full Riverbed Technology Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff

Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.

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